Young Carers

We are aware that some students in our academy may well have caring roles at home. If you help to look after someone at home, you should have someone to talk to. Here in the academy we have dedicated staff available for students to talk to, in confidence, if you feel you need some help or just a friendly chat.

Our ‘Young Carers Team’ are Mrs Hargrave (Operational Lead) and Miss Withers (SLT Lead).

We have drop-in sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Friday during registration in Mrs Hargrave’s room on the Science corridor. Or alternatively, you can email our Young Carers team on: youngcarers@swinton.coop

Our Young Carers Mission

We believe that all children and young people should have equal access to education, regardless of their circumstances at home and that whilst some children have to take on inappropriate or excessive levels of caring responsibilities we need to make sure that their educational needs are addressed.

When a young person does look after someone in their family who has a serious illness, disability, mental health issue or suffers substance misuse problem, they may need a little extra support to help them get the most out of school.

We aim to understand the issues faced by young carers and support any student who helps to look after someone at home.

We aim to support young carers through a whole-school approach and through working with other agencies and professionals, with the understanding that support for the whole family is in the best interests of the young carer.

Click HERE to download a copy of our current Young Carers Policy.

Salford Young Carers

Salford Young Carers works in partnership with our school to offer appropriate support to young carers both within school and the wider community.

You can contact members of their team directly at:
PRT Salford Carer Centre, 1 St Phillips Place, Salford M3 6FA
Tel: 0161 833 0217
 Fax: 0161 833 1992
Email: carers.centre@salford.gov.uk

Our contacts at Salford Young Carers are:
Paul Moran : Manager Salford Young Carers Service
Nicola Chipman : Carers Support Worker